Getting older and stronger

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Los Wemblers de Iquitos Thursday Oct 12

We have a huge run a shows coming up. Everything from Taureg guitar mastery to the originators of Chicha a peruvian psychedelic style from the amazon, as well as national touring cumbia bands and a hip hop brass band.

As Pandemic enters its 13th year we are producing a lot of bigger events. Here is the 2nd of two summer mixes I just put together.

Sept 30 Pandemic presents: Group Doueh

Western Saharan Taureg Group Doueh
Buy tickets for Pandemic presents: Group Doueh
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Big news fans of Sublime Frequencies and Taureg music..

ADVANCE TIX avail now.

Buy tickets for Pandemic presents: Group Doueh

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This month is maybe one of the craziest of my life. In sept I’m heading to eastern europe for three weeks then back to host 2 of my favorite bands.  Its unlike anything else. Both @Group Doueh and @Los Wemblers have been huge inspirations.

Los Wemblers —- Cumbia amazonicá pioneers from Peru for the first US show of their first-ever world tour.  

Formed in 1968 in Iquitos, Peru, Los Wembler’s pioneered a unique style of music that combined cumbia rhythms, electric guitars, and psychedelic sounds. Their 1971 LP, Al Ritmo de Los Wembler’s, pushed the regional sound of chicha (cumbia rhythms combined with Andean folk melodies) to new levels. This new sound took the name cumbia amazonicá, after the first track on Al Ritmos, and it shaped andean popular music for decades. Even at their height of popularity, Los Wembler’s performed only in their hometown of Iquitos and neighboring areas, with rare performances in neighboring Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador.  By the early 1980s, Los Wembler’s faded into the background as the popularity cumbia amazonicá gave way to newer electronic cumbia sounds. Los Wemblers never stopped playing, but stayed in Iquitos playing the occasional party, wedding, or community events. In the early 2000s, cumbia amazonicá was rediscovered as a missing link between traditional cumbia and a new generation of musicians in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. In 2007, Barbès Records released Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru and Los Wembler’s were rediscovered. In 2011, they performed in Lima for the first time in twenty-five years. A new generation of tropical electronic musicians looked to them for inspiration and the Peruvian group Dengue Dengue Dengue collaborated with them. In 2015, the Smithsonian invited Los Wembler’s to perform at the Folklife Festival in Washington DC.

Los Wembler’s haven’t lost any of their creative edge. Watching them perform or record is to witness musicians at the height of their powers. Their happy first experiments with cumbia and indigenous rhythms were not the product of chance. These are accomplished musicians in tune with their environment but also infinitely curious about the world. They may have a fondness for 1970’s production values, but after all, so do Jack White and Daptone. The style Los Wembler’s created more than forty years ago has finally found an audience around the world, and Los Wembler’s intend to keep it relevant by finding new ways to experiment.

Catch them in Pittsburgh for the first show on their first world tour.

DATE: Oct 12 2017

TIME: Doors at 7pm show at 8pm

PLACE: Salems Event Center

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NOV 3rd

LOWDOWN BRASS BAND

Thats right we turn 12 on Nov 3 and are inviting our friend LowDown Brass Band out to join us for the celebration.

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Here is a video of Lowdown at Pittonkatonk 2017

March 2017

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Friday March 3 Pandemic is back with guest Dj Juan Diego for another night of global dancehall. Pandemic Pete will be serving up more balkan dancehall, gypsy punk rock, cumbia, afrobeat, azonto, kwaito, global house, and more.

RSVP HERE

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Also the return of Black Bear Combo 3/9

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We are still putting together the details and confirming the show. But looks like Black Bear Combo the fiery balkan group from Chicago will be playing here on Thursday 3/9 w/ local Homing.  More to come. Stay tuned.

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FEB MELTDOWN AND MARCH MAYHEM (we got a lot going on)

Here is a pretty amazing clip from the movie I regularly show at PANDEMIC… ASHIK KERIB

So I stumbled across this the other day and I have to say BIG THANKS to The Pittsburgh Look for making Pandemic one of the TOP 5 Ways to Stay Warm and Have Fun In Pittsburgh

http://thepghlook.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-5-tuesday-ways-to-stay-warm-and.html

MARCH PANDEMIC (FACEBOOK PAGE)will begin doing 2 regular parties a month at BRILLO.  In the works for MARCH…  we will have a new mix cd to give away at the March Pandemic and maybe even a little something special for the Chalga Party on March 22.

On March 1 expect plenty of GYPSY STOMPERS, BALKAN BOUNCE, TROPICAL BASS, and heavy ARABIC HIP HOP, ARABIC POP, and more…

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Also on APRIL 2 @ Howlers we are bringin in BLACK BEAR COMBO with LUNGS FACE FEET and LONESOME LEASH.  Details to come shortly…

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ONE NIGHT ONLY AT MEXICO CITY!!!!  FACEBOOK EVENT PAGEmexicocitycopy copyOne night only!!! 2 Totally different parties teaming up..

DJ JUAN DIEGO VII VS PANDEMIC PGH …. enough said

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Juan Diego – Reggaeton, Punjabi, Reggae, Latin Dance House, Sonidero, Merengue Rippiao, Arabic Pop, Italian Disco, etc

PANDEMIC – Balkan, Gypsy, Cumbia, Bhangra, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Arabic, Chalga, Pop Folk, Turbo Folk, Russian Gypsy Guitar, Bachata, Baile Funk and more..

THE SHOW MUST GO ON….

The show must go on… WHY??? because i don’t know anything else. And it’s unbelievable!!! We are 2 months away from turning 7!!! 7 years of this insanity! 7 Years of Djs playing Balkan Bounce, Gypsy Brass, Cumbia, Chalga, Bhangra, and more. 7 Years of live acts that have included FANFAIRE CIOCARLIA, BOMBA ESTEREO, KAL, BALKAN BEAT BOX, SLAVIC SOUL PARTY, SMOD, GOLEM, WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE, and many more. 7 YEARS OF MADNESS! All i can say is THANKS EVERYBODY!

also i’ll be doing an opening set at this party on NOV 3rd with UPROOT ANDY AND GEKO JONES. should be badass. Thanks VIA and El Gallo…

there is also a party in the works for NOVEMBER 23 with LUNGS FACE FEET and EXPENSIVE SHIT….

THEN IN DECEMBER PANDEMIC TURNS 7!!!!! more details to follow….

in the meantime entertain yourself with these…


So long but not Farewell Gentleman Juddy

 

 

ImageFriday Oct 5 we will toast our dear friend and long time Pandemic Resident Dj Mr. Gentleman Juddy.  He will be departing our city but hopefully back again soon.  

 

Also we have some exciting things in the works. We are co-presenting Poirier @ VIA festival on Thursday Oct 4 @ 6119 Penn Ave 

And on Sept 28 we are promoting a great lineup of friends for A NIGHT OF RUSTBELT AMERICANA @ HAMBONES…

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More things in the works please keep checking back and follow us on Twitter @pandemicpgh

 

PANDEMIC w/ Sp Guest DANIEL HAAKSMAN

Greetings from the Pandemic Front…

We have exciting news and events coming up in the next few months. But
first…..

Friday June 1, 2012

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with extra special guest … The Baile Funk Embassador… of Man
Recordings, Essay Recordings “DANIEL HAAKSMAN”

plus Resident dj/host… PANDEMIC PETE

BRILLOBOX
4104 Penn ave
Pgh, Pa 15224

9:30pm-2:00am

www.danielhaaksman.com
www.manrecordings.com
www.essayrecordings.com

don’t forget we will still bring the Balkan Beats, Gypsy Brass,
Russian Ska, Casio Cumbias, Bhangra, Kuduro, Bongo Flava, Kwaito,
Klezmer, Bosnian Hip Hop, etc…

http://www.pandemicpgh.com
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more info on Daniel Haaksman

Daniel Haaksman is the brain behind Man Recordings and a DJ / producer
/ journalist / label CEO in demand.
Spinning a club ready mix of baile funk, hip hop, house,
electro,baltimore club, kuduro, dancehall or whatever get the people
moving, he knows no rules except for one: A DJ has to rock the party.
Google “Baile Funk” and see who comes up…. He released the Rio Baile
Funk Favela Booty Beats back in 2003 and ran Essay Recordings which
released albums from the likes of Shantel, Balkan Beat Box, Senor
Coconut and many more…

Daniel Haaksman released his Debut EP “Who´s Afraid Of Rio?” in 2008
which kicked off his artist career, resulting in a series of EP
releases, including the “Gostoso EP” and the “Hands Up” EP.
Additionally, Daniel made floor smashing remixes for artists such as
Gotan Project, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Acid Washed, The
Glimmers, Schlachthofbronx, Beataucue and Edu K amongst others. During
all these years, Haaksman travelled the world as a DJ with his CD
booklet, playing a club friendly mix of baile funk, samba, house, UK
funky, cumbia and other “ghetto” styles. He knows no musical rules,
except for one: A DJ has to rock the party. Daniel released his debut
album “Rambazamba”, which was released on Man Recordings May 16th,
2011 including the highlights of his prior single releases as well as
many new tracks of pure tropical heat.

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THEN FRIDAY JULY 13 @ Thunderbird we are co-promoting BLACK MAHAL!!!
BLACK MAHAL
famous now for their pittsburgh love…

http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net/showdetails.php?eventID=396